I've read conflicting reports. Some say that the Soloist is the best with the HE-500 while others say it's good but not great. I'm wondering if they're the kind of cans that benefit from some coloration from the amp. I'll report my findings once mine are delivered.
A lot of people don't like the Soloist with LCD-2 but I couldn't fault it at all.
Thats not new to me..as we all hear differently and like different music... So everyone has its own opinion (as long its a honest one..as some sound like parrots..saying what others say..and not their own opinion) and we respect that..
From my experience e he500 does like tube amps..like woo audio wa2, taboo and ofcourse my 337/339.. But u have to be careful here as he500 needs juice to sing..and most budget tubeys dont deliver.. But ss amps..like the v200 can be good also..
In general i believe:
dark headphone- get brighter amp
Brighter headphone- get more warm sounding amp
So u get a balanced rig..imho ofcourse..
But i also said once: there is no a so-called perfect amp for the he500 everyone likes.. I wish there was..head fi would be so much simpler then
And another thing... I used my 337 as reference... So i compared those amps to my 337... If i say rawsounding..i meant compared to my 337.. It can be that comparing to other amps it could have softer treble compared to those...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/18/13 at 5:56am